FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONCORA Media Contact: Christine Laird
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE: CONCORA, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT 06103
“Wine, Jazz, & Song” returns January 20 in Farmington
HARTFORD AND NEW BRITAIN, CONN. (December 19, 2017) — CONCORA’s Friends of Bach hosts the 16th edition of Wine, Jazz, & Song on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 6-9 PM, in Porter Memorial Hall, 75 Main Street, Farmington.
The Sir William Trio and vocalists from CONCORA (Connecticut Choral Artists) will offer interpretations of jazz standards, selections from the American songbook, and much more.
Led by bassist William Stillinger, the Sir William Trio includes James Argiro on piano and Liviu Pop on drums. The Hartford Courant has praised Argiro as “...a strong soloist and a savvy accompanist ... regarded by his peers as a craftsman of the first order,” while the Middletown Press lauds Liviu Pop as a “dynamic entertainer, using blues, soul, R&B, and a touch of rock and roll to deliver powerful soul stirring performances."
The featured vocalists include Salli-Jo Borden, Kenneth Downes, and Jermaine Woodard, Jr. Local audiences who are familiar with these singers as classical vocal soloists will be surprised and delighted to hear their compelling “crossover” performances of jazz standards, blues, and Broadway classics.
Attendees will also enjoy fine wines, plentiful, delectable hors d’oeuvres, a silent wine auction, write-your-own song dedications, and perhaps even a spin around the dance floor, all in a casually elegant atmosphere.
This midwinter festivity is hosted by CONCORA’s Friends of Bach in support of CONCORA's annual performance of music by J.S. Bach. Timothy O’Leary is master of ceremonies for the evening.
Tickets for this special event are $50 per person, and may be reserved at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-jazz-song-tickets-36912091058 or by contacting the CONCORA office at 860-293-0567 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The snow date is Sunday, January 21, 2018, 6-9 pm.
CONCORA (Connecticut Choral Artists), is the region’s first professional choir. Now in its 44th season, the ensemble, under the leadership up Artistic Director Chris Shepard, enjoys an extraordinary reputation for artistic excellence throughout New England. CONCORA’s mission statement – “to perpetuate and perform with excellence choral music of the highest quality for the broadest possible audience” – represents a commitment to the Connecticut community, to artistic excellence, masterful performances, and educational enrichment. More information about CONCORA is available at www.concora.org.
About CONCORA’s Friends of Bach
The Friends of Bach Committee is a volunteer organization whose mission is to enhance and support CONCORA’s highly-regarded annual performances of the music of J.S. Bach. Through a series of events and the donations of individual Bach lovers, the Friends of Bach raise funds to make CONCORA's Bach performances possible. More information at http://www.concora.org/join-the-friends-of-bach.html.
WHAT: Wine, Jazz, & Song -- An evening of smooth instrumental and vocal jazz, with plentiful food and wine.
WHEN: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 6:00 PM; snow date: Sunday, January 21, 2018, 6:00 PM
WHERE: Porter Memorial, 75 Main Street, Farmington, CT 06032. Plenty of free, off-street parking is available.
WHO: Sir William Trio and CONCORA vocalists
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For more information, or to schedule an interview with William Stillinger or any of the CONCORA vocalists, please contact Christine Laird, email@example.com 860-293-0567
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